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The in-demand Finnish duo Morphology joins FireScope Records for
their 10-track ‘Traveller’ LP — a vision of travel to destination unknown.
After having released two albums on Zyntax Motorcity and EPs on labels
such as Central Processing Unit, Cultivated Electronics, Emotions Electric
and Abstract Forms, Morphology’s third album continues their intensive
deep-space exploration at the intersection of electronic/electro music
and scientific discovery.
Awash in the beautiful sounds of hardware-derived music direct from
Morphology’s command center, the album takes listeners into their
skilfully crafted universe. Each track is a new world in itself of crisp
beats, deep basslines and melancholic melodies. Interspersing the
frenetic pace of hyper-speed travel with ethereal landings, ‘Traveller’ is
an intergalactic trip without taking off your headphones.
The radio static of ‘Distant Signal’ mysteriously invites you to tune into
an otherworldly frequency. You select ‘Y’ and hit enter to get to ’Second
Light’, its fluttering arp work and foreboding bassline taking travellers to
the next higher dimension.
You land on the planet ’Farthest Regions’ with a touch of the Orient and
misty atmosphere surrounds. A contemplative mood settles in before
you take off again with ‘Hidden Variable’, its haunting sustained pads
and adrenaline-fuelled beats signalling both thrill and danger.
The ambient atmospherics ’Memory Fragments’ flings one lost into
space for a brief interlude, before ‘Detached’ and ‘Pod Bay 8’ gears back
in warp speed mode. The combined energetics of Intricate breakbeat
drum patterns, fierce basslines and spacey cold atmospherics deliver the
album’s dancefloor apex.
‘Bipolar Nebula’ soars up to further stratospheric heights and a soft
landing while the intelligent brain dance ’Kernel Method’ gives one to
the head-nodders. The lingering final track ‘Deuteros’ algorithmically
skips, taps and signs out on what has been an out of this world sonic
adventure — from faraway lands to abstract spatial dimensions and
A1. Distant Signal
A2. Second Light
A3. Farthest Regions
B1. Hidden Variable
B2. Memory Fragments
C1. Pod Bay 8
C2. Bipolar Nebula
D1. Kernel Method